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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows rewrites on set

DanielRadcliffe.jpgWe're hearing a lot about re-shoots and rewrites during filming at the moment, often it's not a big deal because it happens on many film sets that we don't hear about because it is a bit of a standard practice, to a degree, and the films usually turn out just fine in the end.

That's something that's happened with the Harry Potter franchise before, but according to the star Daniel Radcliffe it's chaos on the set at the moment.

Don't take my word for it, here's what the star said himself:

"It's chaos and it's fear and we're terrified we're not going to get it right, and it's absolute madness with rewrites and script changes and scripts not being written and then coming...It's just mad."

Of course Daniel Radcliffe said this with a smile and there's a good chance the quote has been pulled out of context by MTV who restrict their video interview to US readers only and then don't let anyone outside of there see their film site - why I don't know, it's a huge marketing let down for the film studios when they get a video "exclusive" on the site that only reaches the US. Short sighted indeed.

Reading more into it he does talk about how this has happened before with Harry Potter and the films have turned out all right, and also that this is what the film industry is, out of the chaos of production something emerges.

Still, I would have thought that considering the amount of material they had to adapt from the book of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and the fact they had to carefully split it into two films, selecting exactly what to take and what not to take, that they would have been a lot closer to the final film and rewrites would have been set at a minimum.

Perhaps not it would seem.



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